UPLAND (3:10 p.m. September 12)–The Euclid Overpass along the 210 Freeway in the City of Gracious Living is the site of a now-ongoing Recall Governor Gavin Newsom rally.
Most, but not all of those in attendance expressed a preference for Larry Elder among the 46 candidates to replace the governor if, indeed, the recall succeeds.
The Euclid Avenue event, which featured enthusiasts for Newsom’s removal displaying large and readable signs to both eastbound and westbound freeway traffic, was considered by most there to be a tune-up for an Elder rally scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at 9227 Haven Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, the headquarters for the San Bernardino County Republican Central Committee. Elder, who was invited to the event by the San Bernardino County Young Republicans, is scheduled begin his speech after an introductory welcome and pitches for Newsom’s removal conclude.
Wes Burns of Rancho Cucamonga was one of those at the Upland rally.
Asked if he believed Newsom could withstand the groundswell of sentiment against him that has put the first term governor and former two-term lieutenant governor and former San Francisco mayor in the crosshairs of the recall advocates, Burns said, “It is hard to say because we anticipate a lot of corruption in the election. If there is fair voting, I believe Gavin Newsom is going to be on unemployment.”
Burns said opinion is running strong against Newsom not just locally but “across the state.” Burns, noted that he was active in making, reading and responding to internet postings in various chatrooms, and that “There is interest in taking back our government. This recall movement is important not only in California. It is important the nation and the world.
Burns said the discontent with Newsom cuts across all party lines.
“This is non partisan,” he said. “There are Democrats who want him out because of his tyrannical positions. I think he is vulnerable because of the bad decisions he has made and his policies in general.”
Burns said he is personally wary of the mail-in voting process.
“I think people should show up at the polls,” he said. “I know a lot of people vote by mail. I’m not really confident and trusting of voting by mail.”
Tony Duran, also from Rancho Cucamonga, said he was attending the rally “Basically because we just need to get Gavin Nesom out of office. What he has done in the state is a disaster. We need a change, and this recall is the only way we can do it. California has turned into a one-party state. It is very corrupt in Sacramento. The Democrats advocate policies that are wrong. They stand for abortion and welfare giveaways and everything else that is contrary to what I believe.”
Duran continued, “People are closing their eyes to what is happening, but you can’t just close your eyes to what is going on around you. The Democrats have larger numbers of people, but they have been fooled. The Democrats of today are not what they used to be. This is not the party of John Kennedy when he was president. The Democratic Party has been taken over by the socialists. If we let them continue, that is going to be the ruin of us. We will be doomed as a country.”
“Larry Elder,” Duran said, “is our last hope to save California. He represents our final chance. Look at Los Angeles, Street after street is lined with homeless. We are spending money on them. We are providing assistance to illegal aliens. We need to take care of our own citizens, not ones coming from another country. Larry Elder has taken a stand against all of that, and the only way there will be a change is for people to vote for the recall and then put Larry Elder in as governor.”